The temperature may not have been to low when we went to bed but this morning we again woke to 3.4°C. We were back on the road by 9am this morning; our first stop Meekatharra to refuel the car, and use the town dump point to empty the toilet. The local supermarket was Farmer Jacks and they have a great range of camping goods, fruit, vegetables and general groceries. I bought some bananas and another 10 litres of drinking water, just in case we decide to free camp our way to Karajini National Park.
Free camping, can’t use the remote for the air conditioner! Someone needs to get out of bed in 3.4°C and light the Buddy gas heater?! Derick is the man, so it’s his job; that’s my story and I am sticking to it:). We waited for the van to warm just a little before leaving our warm bed to brave the cold.
The temperature was 4°C when we woke at 7am, bracing himself against the cold Derick’s arm reached out from under the blankets with the air conditioner remote to kick start the heating!
By 9am we were in the Landgate Midland office, competed out business and back at the caravan park by 10.15am. Hooked up the van by 10.30am, and heading to New Norcia where we planned to stop for lunch.
Since our last caravan trip, Derick has had an additional leaf spring fitted to the Ford Ranger. This had enabled him to drop the tow hitch one notch and carry the weight of the van at a more even level.
We woke to a grey rainy day and decided that we would finish packing the van, hook up, and then drive to our local café for a bacon and egg breakfast. By 9am we were ‘on the road’, demister and wind screen wipers working furiously as we drove the freeway and roe highway to the Swan Valley. Even though the weather was crying we were happy because we were ‘on the road again’! By the time we reached the Perth Vineyards caravan park the rain had stopped, which meant we could set up and stay dry:).